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Parliamentary and Political Relations Manager - Flexible Location

Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Join a supportive and energised team and let your political strategy, policy advocacy, government relations and stakeholder relations skills shine in support of our important work protecting Australia’s environment.
  • Permanent full-time position with a salary of $115,143 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation and excellent working conditions
  • Preferably located in Canberra (Ngunawal Country), but open to Melbourne (Wurundjeri Country), Brisbane (Yugerra Country) or Sydney (Gadigal Country) with regular travel

Who is the ACF?

When it comes to our environment, the Australian Conservation Foundation has been leading the way in protecting our living world for over half a century.

We are the national environment organisation committed to caring for Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife and natural world. We’re inclusive, non-partisan and funded by the Australian community.

Whether it’s advocating for the Great Barrier Reef, koalas snoozing in big old trees or for strong climate action, our dedicated community of over 700,000 supporters are constantly working to create a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

What’s the gig?

This position will play a critical role in expanding ACF’s influence within Federal and State governments by devising astute strategies and working in partnership with Campaign Managers to deliver on ACF’s campaign objectives. The Parliamentary and Political Relations Manager will also build the advocacy skills of ACF staff and community leaders.

Learn more about this role from our Director of Campaigns, Paul Sinclair.

About you!

You have a nuanced understanding of politics and the policy making process.

You’re diplomatic and relish the chance to work across the political spectrum to achieve environmental outcomes.

You’re a strong relationship builder – internally and externally you build productive and trusting relationships in pursuit of shared objectives.

You build the knowledge of others by proactively sharing and storing information, and upskill those around you.

You are an experienced and enthusiastic people leader who is passionate about protecting and restoring our forests, rivers, wetlands, and wildlife.

Why work for us?

You’ll do important work with one of Australia’s most impactful organisations, and with our world-class organisational culture and great team, we guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

ACF is proud to offer our staff a supportive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work regularly from home
  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Thirty days of personal leave a year (pro-rata) available to use immediately upon commencement
  • Superannuation contribution of 10.5%
  • Eighteen weeks paid parental leave for parents (regardless of who is the birth parent) after 12 months of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to your individual career goals
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support

Apply now!

View the full position description here.

Applications are accepted through our website and should include a cover letter introducing yourself and a resume outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the role, addressed to Paul Sinclair, Director of Campaigns.

Want to have a chat before you click send about the role, working at ACF or to request a reasonable adjustment of the recruitment process? You can contact Paul on 0409 004 651 with any questions you might have.

We welcome applications well before the deadline date and may contact candidates to progress to the next stage of recruitment prior to the closing date please get in early! We want to hear from you!

ACF is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

As part of ACF’s recruitment process, a criminal background check will be conducted.

We request no agency contact please.

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